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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by gareth_oau, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just found an old CD of pics from 2008 when we spent 7 days at Jindy, followed by 9 days staying at Pilot 1, in Thredbo.

    Magnificent time, and another string in the life our our snow fanaticism.

    My no. 3 son broke his arm on day 2 and spent the next 2 weeks being our photographer, and I was surprised he didnt go insane.

    The pic of Kyle holding a green board?

    Shay Paxton at Time2Ride loaned that to him and told Kyle to look after it - it was the board Shay had used to set a world Guiness Record on a rail the previous year.

    The pics are just screenshots, so not the best.

    If you have a memorable pic, then lets start a thread of some golden oldies and give us the story behind the pic

     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My son and my nephew 20th anniversary of the their first time at Perisher
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    One of my favourites......back in the day.... 1,2,3 on the 2012 Dashboard.
    Moi, @Ian Heath and @Alister
    Not a bad dig amongst mates!
     
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  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    In 2009 we went on a family holiday to Niseko (not our first trip, but it was fairly early on in discovering snow)

    We rented in this apartment building..

    Where we eventually bought one LOL

    My little guy thought he might like to ski

    But quickly got over that silly idea


    And I took photos of the most beautiful volcano I think I’d ever seen, from an easy groomer..

    Blissfully ignorant that I’d one day be one of those mad fkrs that hikes her.
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    I don't have much of the earlier stuff in a digital format. Europe and lots of US stuff is still sitting somewhere in slide format. I went through a long period using slide film, instead of prints. I've shared a couple of these at different times.

    Lake Louise 90's. This is a Thredbo patroller mate, I took the pic.
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    LL again on another trip 90's.
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    Niseko 2003
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    NZ 2000
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    Thredbo early 90's.
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    NZ
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    Canada 200?
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    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Found a couple of old pics last night and popped em on the printer/scanner to share.
    Da 80's in my Kombi......................

     
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    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Couple more from the 80's.
    With my old ski buddy in his Mazda 323 Van.
    This was one of the years that the season was extended.



    Next day we drove over to Eye/International and parked at the bottom of the lifts.

     
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    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Time for some fashion shots then.
    1990 I think
     
  9. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Circa 1980. Some who know me will note my change in hairstyle over the decades. Check out the view from centre valley at Perisher.
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    On top of the world! Panorama summit 1997.

    Still looking for Thredbo in the 70s pics :)

     
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  11. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    In the 1970s I didnt even know Thredbo existed
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I protest
    not one of those photos is embarrassing
    not even Treble Cone
    I am disappoint
     
  13. Richard

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    Stylin' like disco never died.
     
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    bomber One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Park City 2004 last day of the season. Just dropped in for a look.
     
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    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a nice old school Perisher shirt.
     
  16. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok you want embarrassing

    Harry Highpants visits Dead Horse Gap

     
  17. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And 1999 when I first tried boarding

    I really had to get into the theme

     
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  18. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    2005 and my youngest tried boarding.

    He was 9 at the time and Thredbo were dead against him boarding, with claims that his legs wouldnt have the strength
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    My first ever ski trip, having conquered the Smiggs J bar:) 1992



    My daughters first day skiing, aged 4. Unlike her Dad she was a natural and managed front valley and pretty valley on her first trip. Looking proud of herself;)
     
  20. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Early days, no skiing



    Fast forward 20 or so years, 1985 Sunshine Canada

     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Heliboarding 1998. Yewww!
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which one are Yewww?
     
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    One of dad from 1954. This is the reason i always thought it was called Charlotte's Pass, not Charlotte Pass

     
  24. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can't see her behind the red snowboard!
     
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    My 1st trip to Thredbo in 1991, taking the drop off at Cannonball I think, I remember the snow wasn't that great, so we went to Perisher the next day.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can’t claim too many “old” snow photos, given we only started skiing in 2012 but here are a couple from 2013:

    Those pre-helmet days for me!


    My youngest at Smiggins...
     
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  27. Lord Back Country

    Lord Back Country Hard Yards

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    Surely from the sign it is Charlottes Ass...!?
     
  28. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was called Charlottes Pass. It is Charlottes Pass on the relevant 1:100,000 and 1:50,000 sheets. It only became Charlotte Pass on the 1:25,000 sheet.
     
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    As it got bigger they couldn’t fit the extra s
     
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    Which ones your dad. I want to see if he looks like your sister. ha ha
     
  31. buckwheat

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    Ha! White jumper, 2nd from left. There is def a resemblance!
     
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    Smooth. I thought it was Hansie at first.
     
  34. Jonathan_P

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    Earliest mine goes back to is 2014 so not old nor as interesting. This is when I first caught the snow bug and started skiing.

    This is me needing some help to get down to the bottom of the Carpet 3 at Front Valley. Looks like I have crossed my Skis:whistle: The pizza or snow plow needed a bit of work.


    Couple of lessons later we graduated to being by ourselves at the Pony Ride Carpet at Blue Cow (thrill seekers :)).




    Was another year of Carpets and J Bars before I got the legs working, although we had a bad flu the following year (excuses:p)

    My wife’s journey sadly stopped with our first little one arriving the next year, followed by a torn ACL getting off the Happy Valley T-bar following year, which she never resolved:(

    She has supported my continued journey. Putting up with every increasing volume of trips.

    Nice to reflect on how it all started.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must go for a search.
     
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  36. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not so old. But the only pic I have on this lappy that is old. This dates back to 2012.
    On Mt P.
    I loved those skis, since retired, after spending a few seasons as my rock hoppers.
    I'll see what I can dig up off the desktop.

     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here are some proper older pics...

    This one is from 2002. My daughter, in her first race. Her last was about 10 years later in a FIS skier-x race, where she blew out her ACL (her first of two). She later worked as an instructor at Lake Louise.....where she blew out her other ACL...on her day off (of course!)
     
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    Armenian backcountry 2007. I'm behind the lens, not in front!
     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is from 2007, at Perisher.
    It was a milestone moment, as it was the first time my then 5 y.o. son was able to ski back to our lodge from the top of Front Valley. No more catching the oversnow back home at the end of the day.
    Here I am high fiving him, to celebrate the moment.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love the suit in the background
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Harris Mountains 1983. First heli-ski day with HMH. Have had a couple hundred since then.

     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heliskiing with HMH in the Branches range 1992 - no fat skis back then
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    I posted these pics in a thread a few years and just had to share them again. Perisher and Thredbo, August 1990.
     
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    Me and #1 son PB 1998

    A couple of likely lads Tsugaike 1990

    Val Bever 1985

    Summit County 2001

    Teahupoo 1984

    Val Bever 1985

    Chamonix 2004
     
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    Me with 3 of the boys in Thredbo 2011

    Popped up as a FB memory this morning

     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    very jelly of those heli-moments